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Happy 40th Anniversary Herndon Community Center -
Celebrate with us on Monday, March 25

Time flies by when you are having fun, or should we say providing fun, fitness facilities, recreation activities, and special events. The Herndon Community Center (HCC) has proudly served the residents of the Town of Herndon and surrounding areas for 40 years! Thank you to everyone who has worked out or participated in a HCC class or program. Since the opening of phase 1 of the HCC on March 25, 1979, families and individuals have benefited from an outstanding recreation and fitness facility—so close to home. Our staff takes great pride seeing people of all ages learning and succeeding in our facility and through our programs and services. Staff especially enjoys seeing people who grew up around the HCC and now come back for recreational activities with their own children.

Much of the center’s success was gained through the support of our community partners and
organizations. Over the next year, we will celebrate our partnerships with community groups and our
collaborative accomplishments to provide high quality recreation opportunities to the community.

Let’s celebrate the past 40 years and hope for a healthier and stronger community for the decades to come. Mark your calendar to kick off the celebration on Monday, March 25. All day long, enjoy FREE admission to the HCC and special anniversary activities.
There Is Still Time To Register For Spring

A new session of classes is just getting started and then many classes start in early April and May. Add joy and activity to your spring - sign up for a class today. Get started by reading our Spring Programs and Events Guide.
Summer Camp Brochure

The Herndon Parks and Recreation Department provides fun-filled summer camps! Campers can unplug and play, make new friends, and learn additional skills. Our camps are designed to provide entertainment and enrichment for a half-day or a full-day. 

View our Summer Camp Brochure. Summer camp and program registration starts at 10am on Wednesday, April 24 for Town Residents and at 10am on Tuesday, April 30 for Non-Town Residents.  
Spring Fitness Programs

Upgrade your Small Group Fitness class registration by adding on a special five pack of Personal Training. Save 15% off regular rates. These sessions are the perfect complement to your fitness class routine. More custom workouts, more coaching, and more results! 5, 45-minute sessions $149 / $198. See our Spring Programs and Events guide for all the details.
Kids Trout Fishing Derby - Saturday, March 30

This is one event you will want to attend because the fish will be "a biting"! Children ages 2-15 can try fishing in a stocked creek. We provide the bait, and a limited number of fishing poles. Volunteers will teach you and your kids how to bait, cast, hook, and cook your freshly-caught dinner. Mark your calendar for Sat., March 30 8am-12pm. Register prior to March 29 at 4:45pm for the discounted $8 rate. Day of event registration is $12 (check or cash only). Learn more and register now using code 450050.60.
Ice Breaker 5K Race - Sunday, March 31 at 8am

Usher in spring and honor the environment by being active outdoors with your friends and family. Ages 4 and up can walk or run our 5K course which will take you through a scenic section of town, around the Herndon Parkway and through parts of Sugarland Run Trail. All runners will receive a sapling tree to grow and enjoy for years to come. After the race there will be a community planting and celebration of the Town of Herndon’s 30th anniversary of Arbor Day/Earth Day. The race starts and ends at the event co-sponsor, Northwest Federal Credit Union, 200 Spring Street. Top three finishers will receive a tree or bush to plant. Long-sleeved sport-tek shirts guaranteed to the first 200 registered runners. Pre-registration ends Friday, March 29 at 12pm: $20 per runner or $10 per runner 12 & under. Race day onsite registration $30 per runner or $10 per runner 12 & under. Packet pick-up is Saturday, March 30 from 2-4pm at the HCC and on Sunday, March 31 at the race site from 7-7:45am. Click here to register using code: 357150.00
Spring Break Camps

FCPS & LCPS Spring Breaks are coming up April 15-19. Fill your child(ren)'s break with fun and engaging activities. Learn more by reading page 16 in our Spring Programs and Events Guide. Registration is ongoing for our Spring Break Camps and spaces are limited.
Preschool, 2019-2020 School Year Registration

Exciting new changes are coming to the Herndon Community Center Preschool. Now ages 4 & 5 will meet daily Monday through Friday, 9am-12pm, with an emphasis on skills needed to enter kindergarten, plus field trips, outside free play, music, swimming and holiday activities to celebrate diversity in our classroom. Children must be 4 by September 30, 2019.

Preschool Prep will focus on ages 3 & 4 and they will meet Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1-3pm.
Our interactive, play-based curriculum fosters your child’s sense of responsibility and independence through daily activities. Parents and children love our outdoor courtyard for play, games, and arts & crafts, while enjoying on-site access to a full-sized gymnasium, large outdoor playground and indoor swimming pool. The program will run September 9-June 12 (generally following Fairfax County Public School schedule).

Registration is ongoing*. To learn more, contact Kimmie Alcorn at Kimmie.Alcorn@herndon-va.gov or 703-435-6800 x 2119.
*a $75 nonrefundable deposit and child’s proof of age (such as birth certificate or passport) are due at the time of registration. Fees are payable on a convenient payment plan of 10 installments. 
Looking for Rewarding Part-Time Work?

Working for the Town of Herndon allows you to make a difference in your local community, while teaching others to succeed in their health and recreation pursuits. Our part-time staff enjoy great benefits, like free use of the Herndon Community Center and the golf course during non-peak times. Learn more about jobs with the Town of Herndon. We are currently looking for:

  • Camp Leaders and Counselors
  • Dance Instructors
  • Tennis Instructors
  • Tennis Bubble Attendants
  • Swim Instructors
  • Gymnastics Instructors
  • Lifeguards
  • Recreation Assistants (Front Desk)
Friends of Runnymede Monthly Bird Walks

On the second Saturday of each month, the Friends of Runnymede will host a bird walk in Runnymede Park. Join them on Saturday, April 13, 8am. Meet in the parking lot. Bring binoculars, or borrow one of theirs. Free and no registration required.
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